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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
C-BW-c-sq-l-9-d
Focus:
Contentment: Best-Worst possible life (C-BW)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
ladder scale (l)
Scale Range:
9

Description

Selfreport on single question:

"Here is a picture of a ladder, where the top, rung 9, represents the best  life you could expect to have, and the  bottom, rung 1, the worst life you could expect to have. When you look at this ladder, where do you feel you are standing at the present time?"
9  best I could expect to have
8
7
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4
3
2
1  worst I could expect to have

Name: Cantril's ladder rating of present life (adapted version)